Study program / study programs: COMPUTER MULTIMEDIA

Type and level of studies: Undergraduate applied studies


Status: elective

ECTS credits: 8

Course objective

Studying technical drawing in Autodesk’s AutoCAD, the leading designing, sketching, drawing and engineering software. The main course objectives are: developing spatial imagination abilities, acquiring skills for developing and reading technical drawings in AutoCAD, as well as teaching students the methods for presenting 3D forms through orthogonal projection, in accordance with the requirements of contemporary CAD technology. Theoretical and practical classes are taught using interactive methods and lectures are followed by exercises.

Course outcome

Creating and reading technical drawings enable students to competently perceive 3D space and objects, as well as to understand the constructive and structural assembly of an object. Also, learning about the basic principles of descriptive geometry encourages the development of logical thinking and enhances spatial imagination. In designer practice, this results in a detailed, accurate, creative and functional product design. The students will be able to prepare a project and present it using drawings made in accordance with AutoCAD standards in a way that’s comprehensible to both professionals and a wide range of users. In addition, the course will allow students to develop a critical approach to different types of technical drawings and the methods for presenting 3D objects and space.

Course content

Descriptive geometry

  •  Introduction to descriptive geometry
  • Point and plane
  • Lines in space
  • Planes in space
  • Relations of geometric elements in space
  • Types of projections in descriptive geometry
  • Geometry in space
  • Complex geometric forms
Standards in technical drawing and working in AutoCAD

  •  Introduction to technical drawing
  •  Technical drawing (standardization, technical drawing elements, element construction methods)
  • Introduction to AutoCAD (environment, setting the work surface, the Draw palette basics)
  • Work regimes as additional drawing tools
  • Drawing in AutoCAD and modifications of drawn elements (Draw and Modify)
  • Modifying element properties in a drawing (Properties)
  • Entering text in a drawing
  • Dimensioning – rules and types
  • Dimensioning in AutoCAD (Annotation, setting styles)
  • Hatching and gradients in AutoCAD
  • Drawing shadows in a 2D perspective
  • Layers
  • Important commands in AutoCAD
  • Definition and types of sections
  • Blocks
  • Complex drawings
  • Plotting
  • Complex and curved lines (e.g. Spline)
  • Drawing and editing complex lines
  • Tolerance